Iran’s Zarif Wishes healthy and peaceful New Year for All

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif congratulated New Year to all the people around the world and wished a peaceful, healthy and happy year for everyone. Wishing everyone across the globe - from all races, religions and…

VIDEO: Congress empty as US government shutdown persists

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News: Congress halls appear empty amid US federal shutdown. The shutdown will extend into next week when the Senate is set to adjourn. President Trump has threatened to “entirely” block US-Mexico border over the $5 billion…

Iran to host two Intl health tourism conferences in 2019

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News Agency: Iran is set to host two international conferences on medical tourism in 2019, a senior official at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education said. Mohammad Jahangiri, head of International Healthcare Association,…

U.S-led coalition admits killing civilians in Syria and Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- The U.S. military said in a monthly report on Sunday it has led to killing over 1,100 civilians since it started its military campaign in Iraq and Syria in 2014. According to a report from Defense One's Kevin Baron, 1,139 civilians…

Withdrawal decision may be a broader redeployment of U.S. forces out of Middle East

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Donald Trump is bringing back home America’s troops from Syria just two years after he was elected president. Trump’s decision on Afghanistan was made at the same time, too. Although the withdrawal decision…

Barham Salih re-opens Baghdad Telecommunications Tower

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SHAFAQNA- President Barham Salih officially re-opens the Baghdad Telecommunications Tower. President Barham Salih asserted "the opening of the Baghdad Tower is a message to our people and all our citizens that Iraq is on its way to progress,…

Photos: Imam Hussain Shrine's Stunning designs and arabesque

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Imam Hussain Shrine's Stunning designs and arabesque.

Photo of an Armenian-Iranian martyr beside Christmas tree

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SHAFAQNA- An Armenian-Iranian mother with her Christmas tree and the photo of her martyred son in the Iran-Iraq war, the longest nonstop war in the 20th century.    Read more from Shafaqna: Video: The sequence of Jesus Christ…

Egypt to open world’s biggest mosque in new capital early 2019

SHAFAQNA- The mosque, named El Fattah El Aleem Grand Mosque, is one the major giant facilities in Egypt, built on a space of 59 feddans. It was fully built by Egyptian construction firm Arab Contractors in 22 months, under the supervision of…

Over half of million patients treated, cost over million dollars

SHAFAQNA- Recent statistics issued by Imam Zainul-Abedeen Hospital, affiliated with the Imam Hussain Shrine, in 2018, showed that the hospital has treated over half of a million patients. Mustafa ElMoseawei, director of the department’s…

Germany mulls introducing 'mosque tax' for Muslims

SHAFAQNA- Lawmakers from Germany's grand coalition government said on Wednesday that they were considering introducing a "mosque tax" for German Muslims, similar to the church taxes that German Christians pay. Thorsten Frei, a member of Chancellor…

German universities seeking to use Quranic teachings

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Academy for Islam in Science and Society (AIWG) of Germany's Goethe University, with a budget of EUR 2.7 million, has formed two research groups on 'Creating Databases for Quranic Interpretations' and 'Quranic Rules '. According…

Iran has no military, advisory presence in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: The ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Baghdad emphasized that Iran had no military presence, bases or even advisory presence in Iraq. In a meeting with a number of Iraqi media activists in Baghdad on Tuesday,…

The First Book of the Documentary Center for Najaf Heritage is "Historic Buildings"

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali Network: A book entitled "Historic Buildings in Najaf" by Dr. Hamza Al-Khalidi, Director of Najaf Museum issued by the Documentary Center for Najaf Heritage affiliated to the Imam Ali (PBUH) Holy Shrine . This comes as…

Video: The moment the Israeli missiles were targeted by the Syrian air force

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SHAFAQNA- The moment the Israeli aggressor missiles were targeted by the Syrian air force over Damascus Rif.   Read more from Shafaqna: IS seize Iraqi border crossing with Syria Jordan closes Syria, Iraq borders for civilians Da’esh…

Imam Hussain Shrine Quran reciter wins first place in 11th National Elite Quran Recitation Contest

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SHAFAQNA- Representative of the Quran House of the Imam Hussain Shrine, international Quran reciter Usamah ElKerbela’i has won first place in the 11th National Elite Quran Recitation Contest. The director of the Academic Office of…

Photos: The completion of the project of handwriting the Noble Quran in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The National Center for Quranic Science, in a stately ceremony, affiliated with the Shia Endowment Bureau, has announced the completion of the project of handwriting the Noble Quran. Bureau Chief Ala’ ElMoseawei,…

Iraqi universities held Museum-management workshops

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: A number of workshops on museum management has conducted by Imam Hussain Museum in Iraqi universities. Imam Hussain Museum's curator Dr. Ala’ Dheya-EdDeen said, “Within Imam Hussain Museum’s program of conducting…

Video: 4400 year old tomb discovered in Egypt

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News:  A more than 4,000-year-old private tomb containing "exceptionally well-preserved" drawings has been discovered south of Cairo, according to Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities. The tomb belonged to a royal purification priest…

Over 50 palestinian kids were killed by Israel in 2018, report revealed

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: Israeli forces have killed at least 54 Palestinian children and arrested over 900 others since the beginning of 2018, according to a report by a Palestinian human rights center. The human rights center reported that 80 percent…

Before next Arbaeen Pilgrimage, Advanced phases of Zainebian Mound Sanctuary project will be achieved

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: 75% of the concrete works of the Zainebian Mound Sanctuary project will be achieved before the next Arba’een pilgrimage, according to The Engineering and Technical Projects Department of the Imam Hussain Shrine. Department…

Participation of Imam Hussain Holy Shrine in international theatrical festival

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Imam Hussain Shrine’s Department of Child Care has participated in Neopolis 33rdInternational Festival of Children’s Theater held in Tunisia. Department Director Mohammed ElHesnawei said, “Our participation…

The Supreme Religious Authority: Our society is suffering from prioritizing own interests on the public interest

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority affirmed that our society today is suffering from prioritizing own interests on the public interest in many matters of life. As the violation of rights and public funds, the negligence in…

Quran competition held in Kufa Mosque in iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: In the south of Iraq, the grand mosque of Kufa, is hosting the 11th edition of a nationwide Quran competition. Titled “Iraqi Elites”, the contest has been organized by the National Quranic Sciences Center affiliated to…

Photos: Tobafi in eastern Iran

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: This photo shows Tobafi (towel weaving), an art in eastern Iran that has been registered by World Crafts Council in 2018. Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Meet 80 year old Turkmen jeweler Photos:…

Russia stresses implementation of Iran nuclear deal

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Friday underlined implementation of the Iranian nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Russia considers a situation in which Iran's interests…

Persian and Islamic art (painting) exhibition in London

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SHAFAQNA- According to the Shafaqna correspondent, Persian and Islamic art (painting) exhibition took place in London early December. Maryam Mirzaei, an Iranian painter, exposed her artworks to the public in this exhibition. Maryam…

Erdogan: Iran and Turkey shoulder a heavy burden in terms of regional security

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SHAFAQNA- On Thursday, President Hassan Rouhani said  that existing relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey are based on mutual interests and no one or power will be able to harm brotherly relations between the two countries. Lauding…